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Howard University is one of 104 Historically Black Universities (HBU). Located in Washington D.C., Howard University was first established in 1866 shortly after the end of the Civil War by members of the First Congregational Society of Washington. The charter was enacted by Congress and approved by President Andrew Johnson on March 2, 1867. The institution was named for General Oliver O. Howard, a Civil War hero who was both a founder of the University and, at the same time, commissioner of the Freedmen’s Bureau. It is a private, coeducational institution that offers a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. Howard University is one of only 48 U.S. private, Doctoral/Research Extensive universities and is classified by the Carnegie Institute as a Research University (RU/H – “High Research Activity”). The University is currently comprised of 12 schools and colleges with 10,500 enrolled students who enjoy pursuing academics in more than 120 areas of study. The University produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D.s than any other university in the world.

Even though it was primarily established for African-American students, Howard University has always been a nonsectarian, coeducational institution, open to all races and genders. In addition to a large selection of undergraduate programs, Howard also offers graduate programs in medicine, business, law, pharmacy, dentistry and divinity.

Howard’s notable alumni include: the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall; the first African-American governor L. Douglas Wilder; Nobel Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison; Savage Holdings LLC CEO and Howard Board of Trustees Chairman Frank Savage; Emmy Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad; opera singer Jessye Norman; actress, producer and director Debbie Allen; the first African-American president of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. LaSalle Leffall, Jr.; attorney, civil rights leader and Wall Street executive Vernon Jordan; former mayor and United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young; and the first female mayor of Atlanta, Shirley Franklin.

General Information

Admission Office

2400 Sixth Street NW

Washington, DC 20059

(202) 806-2700

(800) 469-2738

Fax: (202) 806-4467



Contact: Linda Saunders-Hawkins

Associate Director of Admissions
Main Address

2400 Sixth Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20059

(202) 806-6100

www.howard.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 7,113

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,485

Degree-seeking undergrads: 7,086

Graduate enrollment: 1,787

Setting

Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $45

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 49%

Percent students who return for sophomore year: 85%


College Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African Studies B
African-American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Arts Management B
Dance B
Design/Visual Communications B
Interior Design B
Jazz Studies B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music Conducting B
Music History/Literature B
Music Management/Merchandising B
Music Theory/Composition B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B
Theater Literature/History/Criticism B
Theater Arts Management B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Fashion Merchandising B
Finance/Banking B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Hospitality/Recreation Marketing B
Insurance/Risk Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Research B

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Radio/Television B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Systems Analysis B
Computer/Systems Security C
Information Sciences/Systems B

Education

Art Teacher Education B
English Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B

Engineering

Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Systems Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Greek, Ancient B
Greek, Modern B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Dental Hygiene C
Medical Radiologic Technology B
Music Therapy B
Physician Assistance B
Recreational Therapy B

History

History – General B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Nutrition Sciences B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B,C
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Howard University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(202) 806-6100
Website:www.howard.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.howard.edu/enrollment/admission
Address:2400 Sixth St NW, Washington, DC 20059-0001
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:8,966
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):61%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:8 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:8,164 (91% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$24,908
Out-of-state Tuition:$24,908
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:90%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$20,404

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Howard University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Howard University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies3211
Biological and Biomedical Sciences4278
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services81
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs3632
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services3311
Education45101
Engineering552
English Language and Literature/Letters111
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences22
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics82
Health Professions and Related Programs6952
History111
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Legal Professions and Studies21
Mathematics and Statistics111
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1111
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies22
Philosophy and Religious Studies11
Physical Sciences233
Psychology4155
Public Administration and Social Service Professions121
Social Sciences1433
Theology and Religious Vocations2
Visual and Performing Arts83
Grand total32746333

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Howard University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Grand total11

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Howard University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$24,908
Out-of-state$24,908
Books and supplies$1,500

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$32,798
Out-of-state$32,798

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,47590%
Grant or scholarship aid1,22174%$20,404
Student loan aid91556%$7,846

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid4,75769%$17,396
Federal student loans3,98258%$6,938

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Howard University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Howard University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants18,2255,31712,908
Percent admitted100%31%30%
Percent admitted who enrolled5%5%5%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Howard University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment8,966
Undergraduate enrollment5,899
Graduate enrollment3,067

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Howard University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)
    • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
    • Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs (Division of Allied Health Sciences)
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree (College of Medicine)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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